Rector's Annual Appeal

The first half of 2022 has caused suffering and fear in many people. Record levels of inflation, higher gas prices than ever before, and the inability to get products we have come to rely on have all caused feelings of uncertainty in our lives.

Our costs here at the seminary have increased also, and we have had to look for help and support from our friends to keep our seminarians fed, and to give them all the materials they need for their education and apostolic work. Thank you for being part of our Legionary family!

These have been challenging times to be sure. But there are so many things to look forward to this year. You may have noticed by our logo that our seminary is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year! Yes, 40 years of forming young men and preparing them for the priesthood so they can bring others closer to Christ.

Our seminarians come to Cheshire, Connecticut, from all over the world. They come here as brave and zealous young men, courageous enough to have heard God’s call and answer, “yes!” Today, we have more than 60 seminarians living at the seminary in Cheshire.

We are eager to share the joy and energy that define life in Cheshire. I encourage you to explore our website to find out more about our priests and seminarians. You will see the great impact they are having on our society. I hope that what you see and read inspires you to enter into our mission even more deeply and continue your support of our mission. The goal of my annual Rector’s Appeal is to raise scholarships for all 61 of our seminarians. This will allow us to focus on our vital work of forming seminarians to change culture. If you can, please consider making a financial gift today.

Your spiritual support means so much to us, as well. Please keep our seminarians in your prayers, and be assured that our seminarians pray for you daily. Thank you for blessing our family and our holy Catholic Church through your faithful generosity!

If you have questions or comments, feel free to reach out to us at (203) 715-6264.

God bless you,

Fr. Timothy Walsh, LC
Rector, Legion of Christ Novitiate & College of Humanities